|Officer Mattison talked to us about Halloween safety and gave us a reflective bag to use!!!|
|Lisa Arnold ... my childhood friend ... mosaic artist ... volunteered in our classroom this morning!|
She wanted to teach the kids that they can deal with grief or other emotions through art in a positive way!
She focused on two art terms ... contrast & tesserae! (Ask your kiddos what those mean!)
Her message was powerful! She talked as they created ... "You are somebody ... No matter what color, age, etc... "
"Don't let anyone ever tell you any different!" She shared a poem with them called ... I Am Somebody! We are
going to add it to our poetry anthology and create one of our own using it's pattern!
Together as a class we read and talked about Anthony's obituary! Many of our classmates knew who he was and were deeply saddened! Young children often cope with death by sharing death experiences of their own ... friends, relatives & pets! We shared many stories and took the morning to grieve together! I am very proud of this class and the whole Challenger Family! We will continue to talk, grieve & work through this tragic accident together!